Now while Test doesn't exactly have a solid fanbase around here, I still think he's tons better than some of the green rookies being hastily rushed to the main roster from OVW. I hope that upon his return he can at least become a solid mid-carder.
Test is awesome and horribly underrated by WWE. Him being out for a year absolutely sucks. Funny how all the good workers have this surgery - Benoit, Edge, Rhyno, Angle....and now Test (and before you freak out, no, Test isn't as good as them technically, but he's very good).
I'm going to try very, very hard not to make a stupid “immunity” joke.
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I wish him the best in his recovery. It sucks that he'll be gone for that long, but I do hope it turns out quite well. I admit I enjoyed his teaming with Scott Steiner...hopefully he'll find more success when he returns.
Test was always a fine midcard heel. I remember at a house show in '02, he and RVD were the main event. This was when RVD was still really popular.
While Test had him in a rear chinlock, he yelled to the crowd, "How do ya like that, hillbillies??!!!"
Which was great. My friend said, "Tomorrow's headline should be 'Professional wrestler taunts, correctly identifies local crowd.'"
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I'll miss Test bless him. I thought he played the self-centred asshole heel pretty well and he generally had me caring about his matches.
Sure hes never going to be the next Rock, but he made the mid-card look that much more solid on ppv's than a lot of folks currently clogging up that area. Heck, had he been healthy he would even have been a decent addition to the Smackdown roster which is rather bereft of big man heels.
Here's hoping Test has a speedy recovery and can come back in time to be a surprise entrant in next year's Rumble.
I'm agreeing with many others here. Test wasn't a great worker by any stretch, but I'd take him any time over stiffs like Tyson Tomko, Kenzo Suzuki, and the returning John Heidenreich.
But which neck fusion surgery is this? Is this the surgery that kept Benoit and Edge out for a year, or will this be the Super Neck Surgery that had Angle back within months?
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Originally posted by It's FalseBut which neck fusion surgery is this? Is this the surgery that kept Benoit and Edge out for a year, or will this be the Super Neck Surgery that had Angle back within months?
I hope that bit about 'Super Neck Surgery' is a joke, because we all know what a mess Angle's neck has been since the so-called (at the time) miracle surgery he underwent.
"Distinctive voice" or not, Buffer sucked during his WCW tenure. When you get paid a crapload of money and all you have to do is announce one (maybe two) matches a night, you better know the names of the competitors.